BenefitsProvided under Tennessee workers’ compensation law
Employees who have suffered a compensable injury, meaning that the authorized treating physician has determined it to be work-related, may be entitled to receive the medical and wage replacement benefits as prescribed by the Tennessee workers’ compensation law. Workers’ compensation benefits are not provided by this Bureau. Instead, they are provided by employers through their insurance providers or third-party administrators (TPAs).
Two Types of Benefits
There are two main types of benefits: medical care for work-related injuries and illnesses; and, partial wage replacement for employees who are unable to work; or continue to work but earn less pay while recovering from their injuries.
View short videos that answer some frequently asked questions regarding workers’ compensation benefits.
Receiving your benefits
All workers’ compensation benefits shall be issued timely to assure the injured employees receive the benefits on or before the date they are due. Unpaid or untimely paid benefits may be subject to a penalty.
Temporary disability payments for a compensable work-related injury or illness must be paid by the insurance company and received by the injured employee no later than fifteen (15) days after notice of injury.
Temporary and part-time workers may be eligible to receive benefits; and, you don’t have to be a legal resident of the United States to receive most of them.
Compensation Rate Chart
Based on a variety of variables, the Tennessee Workers' Compensation Rates are adjusted depending on the date of injury. Rates are for weekly compensation, death benefits, funeral expenses, and medical benefits. View Comp Rates.